H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Culture, inaugurated today “Hadaf” exhibition of artist Ahmed Al-Maadeed at IM Gallery, which displays 45 various paintings that simulate the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the translation of Qatari culture with expressive paintings to welcome visitors to Qatar as well as resenting the Qatari creative scene to the public in a distinctive style.
After the opening, His Excellency took a tour during which he was briefed about the paintings displayed in the exhibition.
The exhibition, in which various works of art about the World Cup were collected, will continue until January 15.
The Artist Ahmed Al-Maadeed said: The idea of “Hadaf” exhibition came before the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and the exhibition contains a collection of valuable artworks that simulate Qatari culture with a distinctive sporting character, especially as it coincides with the launch of the activities of the World Cup held in the State of Qatar, pointing out that the exhibition, with its Qatari touch, welcomes the distinguished visitors of Qatar through artworks, as through this exhibition we can reflect an aspect of our Qatari culture through various artistic symbols.
He stressed that the World Cup period is an exceptional period that required the display of various artworks that introduce visitors and the public to Qatari culture, explaining that he was able, with this exhibition, to combine culture, environment and sports and translate them into many artistic paintings and pictures.
He pointed out that the visit of H.E. the Minister of Culture to the exhibition is considered a support for him to continue holding similar and other diverse and purposeful exhibitions that enrich the Qatari art scene.
He explained that the exhibition contains a variety of paintings, sports art figures and many other works that are commensurate with the launch of the World Cup, as through this exhibition we will be able to deliver a clear artistic message that mixes art and sport, as they are two sides of the same coin in the most important and prominent sporting event.